Lambert Hassell Road #10

Windwardside, Saba

Dutch Caribbean

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Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center

Discover Nitrox

Number of Days

3 hrs

Number of Dives

0

$145

Price includes instructor time, e-learning access, calculator and tables, two nitrox tanks, licensing fees

PADI standards do not require a nitrox dive must be done for this certification, but is recommended.

Nitrox privileges (with limitations)
PADI now gives us more learning to dive nitrox options.  This course is a quick compromise to dive nitrox with less time required for licensing but with limitations.  For this reason, we recommend spending just a few more hours to become Enriched Air licensed but we are pleased to spell out the specific differences.  Only one Knowledge Review (homework assignment) is required to be completed and you don't even have to do a nitrox dive to be certified.  Once licensed, there are some restrictions to compare:

May dive up to 32% mix

Max depth is 100' (30m)

 

Must dive air profiles and only use an air computer

Must be under direct supervision of Nitrox professional


 

 
 
 
 
 

PADI Underwater Naturalist

Number of Days

Number of Dives

2

2 Afternoon

Dives

$139-$189

Get Certified
Are you a comfortable diver ready to learn something new in a fun environment?   This course starts with the basics of marine life identification providing the tools and know how to take your learning to a next level.  So whether you just want to know what kind of fish that is or whether your goal is to be involved in a  marine conservation effort, let Sea Saba provide the cornerstones to build upon.  you will need a digital camera on both dives so that when you're debriefing with your instructor, you have actual images to discuss the fish, corals and creatures identified on your dive. 

Dive Nitrox Today

Number of Days

30 mins

Number of Dives

1

Price

Free

Now free on any Sea Saba vessel--just ask ahead!

Nitrox (enriched air) options
Once considered technical diving, diving with Nitrox is now better understood. Diving with nitrox simply means your scuba tank is filled with a higher content of oxygen than a regular air mixture.  Sea Saba offers three levels of Nitrox training. From a one-dive introductory course to an internationally accepted license.  We still suggest the Enriched Air/Nitrox license so that you have no restrictions.  If you are still deciding whether to become nitrox certified and want to know more about why diving Nitrox is safer and the best thing you can do to reduce the risk of DCI, go to Sea Saba's Nitrox (Enriched Air) page for more detailed information.

Dispel the myth!
This course is designed as an introduction to nitrox diving.  You must be a PADI Open Water diver (or equivalent) and complete Practical Application 1  (analyzing a tank) and be briefed by one of our nitrox instructors and dive under their supervision.  Just let us know in advance and we will bring a flip chart on the boat. You will need to fill out a PADI medical statement. Easy?  You bet!  Benefit?  The course is designed to "de-mystify" what all those other divers on the boat with green and yellow labels on their tanks are doing.  You will be shown how simple it is to analyze your tank and the difference of a nitrox profile versus an air profile.  Of course, the intention is that you will take things to a next step and become fully certified to regularly reap the benefits of the safer gas usage.

 

Specialty Courses Offered by Sea Saba

You've nailed the basics, now expand your diving expertise...

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Number of Days

1

Number of Dives

2

$139-$189

+ Optimum weighting
+ breathing techniques
+ body positioning
= satisfaction guaranteed! 

Less is more!
Achieving the art of neutral buoyancy is the stepping stone for all divers and a must before progress can be expected in other areas.  With our course, you will look better in the water, be safer and impact the environment less—and, use less air!  The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and  elevates those skills.

How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water

How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical and horizontal position

How to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
 

Nuances in determining weight so you’re neither too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree  

Let Sea Saba teach you:
 

PADI Enriched Air

Number of Days

Number of Dives

0

2 Afternoon

Sessions

$149-$189

Price includes instructor time, e-learning access, use of calculator and tables, two nitrox tanks, licensing fees

PADI standards do not require a nitrox dive must be done for this certification, but is recommended.

Sea Saba... better with nitrox!
Sea Saba recomments the PADI International Enriched Air license, an easy and fast way to be diving nitrox and benefit from the advantages of nitrox use.  E-learning  on the go, on the plane down or after your dive day--your nitrox certification is now quicker and easier to obtain.  One easy unobtrusive afternoon session, normally less than 2 hours total time is all it takes once you complete the e-learning.  The advantage of the Enriched Air course over the Discover Nitrox course is that you can dive any mix up to 40% (not just 32%) with no depth restrictions, utilize a nitrox computer for extended range benefits and dive as a buddy team--not just under instructor supervision.

PADI Eco Immersion

Number of Days

1

Number of Dives

3

$250-$400

Saba Eco Immersion Certification
Sea Saba is among a very select group of dive centers showing its commitment to education and conservation. We proudly received the PADI Green Star award and obtained a PADI Distinctive Specialty approval for the Sea Saba Eco Immersion certification. 

This project based adventure program is an enlightening and rewarding experience for any diver to enhance your awareness of the underwater world. You decide what you are most interested in learning more about in the underwater world and we will develop an educational experience that maximizes your learning potential. Sample projects:

Coral Nursery: concept, maintenance, transplanting and research approach

Reef Research: reef ecology, habitat health, relationship and balance

Defense mechanisms: camouflage, toxins, confusion and distraction

Sea Saba  Eco Immersion Program

Number of Days

7

Number of Dives

Many

Pricing

Course Dependent

Book an October trip...
Celebrating the annual Sea & Learn event this and every October!

Want to do something really special? We can customize an eco immersion program for your family or small group. 
 

What is your diving level? 
 

We also need to know how many days you can spend on Saba. This program is based on a minimum 7-day stay but is best suited for 10 or even more.

Why?  Because there's plenty to learn and experience on this 5-square mile microcosm.

Design your own project.


Depending on your time-frame and budget, in addition to our professional dive team, we can include local naturalists, a geologist and more.  A few examples of things you can learn about:  coral reef ecology, Elkhorn coral transplanting, how to conduct marine surveys, fish and creature biology and identification, coral health and mapping the substrate, our cloud forest, medicinal purposes of tropical plants, geology, volcanoes and land-form processes, coastal geomorphology and
oceanographic processes. 

We promise you will leave Saba with excellent diving skills but also with an enhanced understanding of our planet and what we can do to make a difference.

 
 

Reef Fish ID & Surveying Certificate

Number of Days

1

Number of Dives

2

$149-$199

Price includes your dedicated instructor, REEF survey kit, REEF pocket Fish and pocket Creatures books, licensing fees.

Name that fish!

We'll not only teach you to look at the reef differently, but you will never again claim to have a 'ho hum dive'.  The course begins with simple identification skills of more common Caribbean reef fish and builds upon those identification skills to incorporate surveying skills.  Once the skills are achieved, you will become a member of REEF, and as a certified surveyor, you can contribute to the world wide database as well as building your personal life list of fish sightings.  Your contribution helps conservation efforts not only on Saba but regionally and globally.  Your dives can now become a quest to determine not only that you saw a fish, not just a Parrot Fish, not just a Stoplight Parrotfish but whether it's in its terminal phase and whether it's a male or female and whether it's common to see it on this area of the reef.

 

*Prices vary with number of participants. Prices include instructor time and licensing fees; academic manual or e-learning depending upon the course.  Pricing based on package add-on; dives not included.